Cultural garden with an elegant touch
Located to the east of the city centre, this elegant neighbourhood is a refreshingly green and spacious contrast to the traditional cobbles and canals image of Amsterdam, marked by leafy boulevards, elegant squares and 19th century pleasure gardens. Home to Artis Zoo and the city’s botanical gardens, the Plantage is an extraordinary place to explore and enjoy.
Culture reigns supreme in this neighbourhood: there are at least 18 cultural centres of excellence within a stone’s throw of each other. From the Royal Theatre Carré and the Dutch National Opera & Ballet to great museums, including the Rembrandt House and the Hermitage. Those wanting to learn about Jewish wartime Amsterdam can do so at the Jewish Historical Museum, and the Portuguese Synagogue provides an introduction to Jewish culture and traditions.
Get to know Amsterdam’s De Plantage on a tour with long-time resident Emmy.